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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 5, 2011 9:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Yikes! These have to be "in":

Law of Arabia
Shane (53, okay)
Dr Strangelove
Bridge Kwai
12 Angry Men
To Kill a MockBird


Now, personally, I'd add:

The Hill
President's Analyst
Shot in the Dark

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jan 6, 2011 5:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

What, is it all about dark and depressing? Yeah, some of those, but there's also ...

Some Like It Hot
North by Northwest
Sound of Music (c'mon, you can admit it ...)
West Side Story
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Harold and Maude




This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-01-06 05:57:42

This post was modified by AltheaRose on 2011-01-06 13:13:09

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Jan 6, 2011 5:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Good call on "The Hustler"! The Cincinatti Kid is not far off the list, the game is poker, not pool, Edward G Robinson is the Jackie Gleason character, Steve McQueen is the Paul Newman character.

Bullitt, good film, great actor "Steve McQueen" he also did a somewhat unknown western "Nevada Smith" always a favorite back in the day.

And speaking of Paul Newman, my number 10 is "The Sting" another great pairing of Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

One of the cool aspect's of American Film is the opportunity to view the "Dark Side" of life without experiencing it first hand.

The compelling cinematography and the desperate story lines demonstrated in the 50's and 60's makes all this animated 3D bullshit today a nauseating headache!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 6, 2011 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Just watched Caine Mutiny; it is an amazing movie, far better than it seems at first viewing. Amazing cast; had seen it dozens of times, but now own it; if not for Brando in Waterfront, Bogie would've won hands down for it...So all the critics say anyhow.

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Poster: advokat Date: Jan 6, 2011 8:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

Thank you for putting in Harold and Maude - the greatest cinematic love story. Never tire of watching that film.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 6, 2011 6:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Top Ten American Films 1954 - 1972

H&M for sure; how about we trade MusicMan for SofM?

I had always had a crush on SJones (until Partridge Family).

Dr Strangelove is the best pol satire ever made; PSellers was an amazing actor.